Epsilon

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 2, 2011
geo: 
Irving , TX
United States
Records Breached: 

50-250 million (No SSNs or financial information involved)

Epsilon, an email service provider for companies, reported a breach that affected approximately two percent of its 2,500 clients. Only e-mail addresses and names were stolen. Epsilon has not disclosed the names of the companies affected or the total number of names stolen. However, millions of customers have received notices from a growing list of affected companies (http://www.databreaches.net/?p=17374), making this the largest security breach ever.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

US Airways

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 6, 2011
geo: 
Tempe , AZ
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

The US Airlines Pilot Association (USAPA) is upset that US Airways failed to reveal a breach of sensitive and confidential pilot information.  A management pilot obtained and sent a sensitive database that contained the personal information of thousands of US Airways pilots.  Names, Social Security numbers, and addresses were exposed.  The database was given to a third party pilot group.  The FBI has not determined the extent of the breach.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Broward County School Board, Private Medical Practices

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 8, 2011
geo: 
FL
United States
Extra Info: 

People in multiple areas of Broward County Florida were affected.

Records Breached: 

Unknown

Two former employees from different private medical practice offices were charged with providing confidential patient information to other members of an identity theft and fraud ring.  Both of these people participated in the identity theft and fraud ring from early 2009 until February 2, 2011.  A former employee who worked for the Broward County School Board passed along information from a teacher certification database, which included names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth.  The information was used to fraudulently add people as authorized users to the victims’ credit card and

Source: 
Databreaches.net

WordPress

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 14, 2011
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

18 million (No SSNs or financial information reported)

Hackers accessed several of WordPress's servers. All information on the servers could have been accessed. Source code, API keys and social media passwords may have been exposed. Blog comments from WordPress spokespeople reveal the stage of the investigation and that phone numbers and financial information were unlikely to have been exposed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Rolling Stone, Radar, Corrupted Justice, Nettica, the Rick Ross Institute of New Jersey

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 15, 2011
Extra Info: 

Any website that mentioned a September 2006 article called "Strange Bedfellows" from Radar Magazine or a July 2007 article entitled "To Catch a Predator: The New American Witch Hunt for Dangerous Pedophiles" may have been affected.

Records Breached: 

100,000 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

After a falling out among members of Perverted Justice, a former member attempted to bury two unflattering articles about himself.  The articles were about his infidelity and were originally published in Rolling Stone and Radar Magazine.  The former member created a virus that spread  over the internet and infected computers across the world.  Approximately 100,000 computers were affected and a botnet was created.  The botnet's goal was to attack websites that published the two articles so that no one could access them.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

ABM Industries

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 21, 2011
geo: 
Atlanta , GA
United States
Records Breached: 

91

Televisions, mobile telephones and computers were stolen during a March 5, 2011 office burglary.  One of the stolen computers contained tax reporting information, including Social Security numbers, for individuals employed by ABM in 2007 and 2008.  One suspect was arrested sometime around March 22. The stolen computer was not recovered and ABM began notifying current and former employees of the breach on April 15.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Infogroup

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 21, 2011
geo: 
Omaha , NE
United States
Records Breached: 
Unknown
A small number of computers used to process customer orders were discovered to be infected with a virus. The virus may have compromised a small number of payment transactions which included credit card numbers and related information collected to process transactions. The total number of customers affected and the date the computers were first infected with the virus were not disclosed.
Source: 
Databreaches.net

GoGrid LLC.

Type of breach: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 21, 2011
geo: 
San Francisco , CA
United States
Extra Info: 

Forty New Hampshire residents were notified of the breach. The total number of individuals affected was not revealed.

Records Breached: 

40

An unauthorized third party may have viewed account information sometime between November 2008 and the end of March 2011. The intrusion was discovered during a regular review of system activity by GoGrid's Security Team. Names, addresses, and payment card data such as cardholder name, card account number and expiration date were involved. The number of unauthorized access incidents between November 2008 and March 2011 was not revealed.

Source: 
Databreaches.net

Private Legal Practice, Baker Moving and Storage

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 5, 2011
geo: 
San Rafael , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Twenty boxes of documents with sensitive medical and financial information were lost during transportation sometime around Saturday, April 30.  The information was mostly from the office of a family lawyer, but other sensitive documents may have been lost on Highway 101 during the incident.  The boxes were being transported to a new Baker storage facility. Baker did not inform the lawyer that the documents had been lost and the incident was discovered when the lawyer's son saw a news report about the incident.  The documents appear to be from the 1980's and early 1990's.

Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net

Fox.com

Type of organization: 
Year of Breach: 
Type of breach: 
Under Review: 
0
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 10, 2011
geo: 
Winchester , VA
United States
Records Breached: 

363 (No SSNs or financial information exposed)

Hackers accessed the email accounts of 363 Fox.com employees and managed to deface the Linkedin accounts of 16 of them. This same group has attacked multiple Fox related groups such as the Twitter account of Fox15 TV, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of 73,000 people auditioning for The X-Factor television show on Fox.  A text file of the information from The X-Factor participants was placed on a site called Pirate Bay.  The hacking group calls themselves Lulzsec. Four Lulzsec hackers searched Fox.com's servers for vulnerabilities and attacked on April 19.

Source: 
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